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The Visitor Center is open Monday - Friday, 9AM to 5PM. We have Acadia National Park Individual, Vehicle and Annual passes available.

Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Art Exhibit Susan Beallor

Backside Blast 2024!

Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Acadia Explorers - Echo Lake - Loons

Southwest Harbor-Tremont Ambulance Service's 2nd Annual Mini Golf Tournament

15th Annual Lobster Boat Races
The Cygnet Gallery Presents: Patty Corcoran Solo Exhibition Opening

Acadia Repertory Theatre Presnts: SOUVENIR: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins By Stephen Temperley

Island Arts Association's Annual 4th of July Fair

Acadia Repertory Theatre Presents: Sea Marks by Garder McKay

Island Arts Association's Annual July Fair in Southwest Harbor
Registration opens for weekly Save Our Summits

Gymnasium dedicated to MDI graduate

Council adopts cruise ship rules

CoastaMaine Seacoast Mission awards $244,500 in student scholarships

Program to focus on past and future housing on Mount Desert Island
Welcome to new Chamber member Bub's Burritos!

Free Museum Passes With Your Library Card

Welcome to new Chamber member, Southwest Harbor - Tremont Ambulance Service!

Welcome to New Chamber Member, MDI Mortgage Group, LLC!

Allen Insurance and Financial is pleased to announce the addition of three new co-owners!
Registration opens today for weekly Save Our Summits hikes

Acadia National Park Advisory Commission meets on June 3

Park rangers and local responders suppress fire at Acadia National Park

July 4th Fireworks

Thank you to our 4th of July Fireworks Sponsors

Grand Finale Sponsors
Dysart's Great Harbor Marina

Large Rocket Sponsors
Next Level Sports Lounge
Thurston's Lobster Pound
G. F. Johnston & Associates
Beal's Lobster Pier
Cafe 2 / Eat-A-Pita

Cherry Bomb Sponsors
Acadia Cottages
Hutchins Cottages
Harbor Oasis
Main Street Variety
Golf of Maine
Harbor View Motel
Allen Insurance and Financial

Sparkler Sponsors
The Lodge-ings
Harbor Ridge Resort
Material Research L3C

  Large Rocket Sponsors
Rip & Amy Stauffer

Cherry Bomb Sponsors
David Smiley
Barbara McCrum
Rio Bisbee Band
Carl Wrubel & William Merrill
Sandy Spaulding
Mary Reidy
Eric S. Benson
Bill & Kay MacIntosh
David Scull & Francine Mayhew
Tom & Susan Hayward
"Happy Hour"
Darryl & Wendy DiBrigida
Lori & Rose Andersen
Rich & Barb Dickson
Robert L. Savage
Chris & Carolyn Groobey
John & Sarah Maxwell
Darrell & Jackie Storholt
Chris Toomey
Laura Smallidge
Richard & Leslie Saltsman

Sparkler Sponsors
Clara Baker
Megan Madsen
J B Gibb
Andy Cline
Kiel Hemenway
Serafina Krag
Pam & Doug Diehl
Bob Alexander
Sarah Fortin
Art & Lee Worster
Jennifer Mearns
Anne Heisey
Larry & Debra Alley
Edward & Christine O'Leary
Diane Krueger
Sandy Wilcox & Jack Russell
John Potter Jr. & Gail Wallker
Bob & Robin Sattler
Ruth Jellison
The Harwood Family
Lorraine Aronson
Kelly, Jewell
Richard E. Fourment
Stephen Madeira
Roger Marquis
Jeff & Gigi Oxman
Edward Heins
L. Gray
Timothy & Jean Taylor
Al Barron & Janis Flynn
Dana & Katherine Reed
Gretchen K. Strong
Mr. & Mrs. Don Chambers
Mary Ellen & Jack Martel

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The Quietside of Acadia

Mountains rising from the ocean, forests stretching to granite cliffs, lakes nestled in glacial valleys, crashing surf on a rocky shoreline. It is little wonder that nearly three million people come each year to Mt Desert Island (often just called "MDI") to enjoy Acadia National Park. So, how can an island that hosts millions of people have a quiet side?

MDI is roughly circular with a fjord, Somes Sound, through its center that nearly cuts it in two. Acadia covers just over half of MDI, about a third of the park is west of the sound.

Most tourists to the island head to Bar Harbor on the northeast coast, which is home to several large hotels and is a popular stop for cruise ships. Tremont and Southwest Harbor are the principal towns on the west side of MDI. First settled by fishermen, the towns retain their maritime heritage boasting healthy fishing fleets and myriad boat yards.

Although less traveled than the east side, the Quietside of Acadia offers plenty of services for visitors, as this website shows. We invite you to browse the site to learn about Acadia National Park and our community. Or better still, come for a visit and enjoy Acadia away from the crowds.

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